Izet Masic was born on 1952 in Gracanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from Primary school in Gracanica in 1967, Grammar school (Gymnasium) in Gracanica in 1971 and Medical faculty in Sarajevo in 1976. He notified his medical diploma at Medical faculty in Innsbruck (Austria) in 1996.
Postgraduate study of Social medicine and organization of health care system finished at Medical Faculty University of Sarajevo in 1978. He pasted specialist’s exam from the same area in 1982. His master thesis was “Evaluation of information system of family health” and PhD thesis “Evaluation of computerized information system in primary health care”, both earned from Medical Faculty University of Sarajevo in 1985 and 1990.
After the studies he worked at Institute for Social medicine and organization of heath care system at Medical Faculty University of Sarajevo as general practitioner and research fallow on the project “Content of physician work in family and municipality” and after the specialist’s exam in 1982 as assistant researcher and since 1988 as assistant. Masic become assistant professor for Social medicine in 1991. He became teacher at Nursing college in 1986 and since 1989 he was developed into professor on the same institution. In 1992 Masic established Cathedra for Medical Informatics at Medical Faculty University of Sarajevo and past through all phases from assistant professor in 1992 to full professor in 1998. In 2002 he became full professor for Family medicine at Medical Faculty University of Sarajevo and in 2005 he become full professor for Family medicine and at Faculty for Health Sciences University of Zenica. In the year 2011 he became full professor of Social medicine, Health Care Organitazion and Health Economics at Faculty for Health Sciences Univerisity of Zenica. In same year he became full professor of Health Management at Dubrovnik International University (DIU).
As author and coauthor Prof Masic published over 700 papers in domestic and international journals. Also, he is author of over 40 books and monographs. Masic has been editor in chief of five biomedical journals, three of them are indexed: Medical Archives, Materia Socio Medica and Acta Informatica Medica. In the year 2009 Izet Masic formed Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina and became first President of Academy.
He established Society for Medical Informatics in B&H in 1988. Masic is member of Council of European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) from 1994 to 2011, General Assembly of International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) in the same period, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth from 2005 to 2011, European Association for Public Health (EUPHA) from 2000 to 2011, and European Association of Information Technology Managers from 2007 to 2011. Prof Masic has organized over 50 scientific and professional conferences and among those 10 during the war time in Sarajevo. Some of those events are: First congress of Medical Informatics in B&H with international participation in 1999, First congress of Social medicine – Public health in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2001, Second congress of Medical Informatics in B&H with international participation in 2004 and Special topic conference eHealth and eEducation in 2005. Masic is elected to chair 22nd European congress of Medical Informatics (MIE2009) held in Sarajevo from 29th August till 2nd September of the year 2009.
He was actively involved as speaker and session chairman at various cogresses in public health, medical informatics and family medicine in cities: Sarajevo (1978.), Ljubljana (1979.), Štokholm (1983.), Zagreb (1988.), Glazgov (1990.), Beograd (1991.), Lisabon (1994.), Drezden (1994.) Budimpešta (1994.), Beč (1995.), Vankuver (1995.), Kopenhagen (1996.), Sidnej (1996), Njukastl (1997.), Seul (1998.), Ljubljana (1999.), Hanover (2000.), Pariz (2000.), London (2001.), Brisel (2001.), Budimpešta (2002.), Regensburg (2002.), Groeningen (2002.), Drezden (2002.), St Malo (2003.), Rim (2003.), London (2003.), Prag (2004.), Oslo (2004.), Minhen (2004.), Atina (2005.), Ženeva (2005.), Kejp Taun (2006.), Tajpei (2006,), Mastriht (2006.), Brisbejn (2007.), Čenai/Madras (2007.), Geteborg (2008.), London (2008.), Beč (2009.), Hirošima (2009.), Antalya (2009.), Amsterdam (2010.), Oslo (2011.), Zagreb (2011.).